American Tiana Coudray Leads After Dressage at Rolex

first_imgFollowing two days of dressage at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, second leg of the HSBC FEI Classics™, America’s Tiana Coudray is in pole position with her Jersey Fresh CCI*** 2010 winner Ringwood Magister.The duo earned the best marks from the judges for a penalty score of 40.8.“The trot work was tidy but maybe a bit conservative. It was during the canter work that I felt confident enough to show off what Magister can do — that’s the best bit for him,” said Coudray. “When we cantered down the centre line for the final time that’s when it hit me we’d done a good test.”Britain’s Mary King is less than a penalty behind the leading duo with her four-star first timer Fernhill Urco.“I wasn’t expecting such a good test from him. He’s a positive-thinking horse who is always forward and I find him strong but in the last month he’s really improved,” said King, who also occupies fourth with her home-bred bay mare Kings Temptress.Allison Springer and Arthur lie third while fellow American William Coleman and Twizzel share fifth place with US-based British rider James Alliston aboard Jumbo’s Jake.Mark Todd (NZL), winner of the first leg of the HSBC FEI Classics™ at Badminton last weekend, is in 17th position riding Grass Valley on a penalty score of 51.8.A total of 44 riders will contest Derek di Grazia’s 28-fence cross-country track later today, for which days of rain has provided going that is soft in places.“It’s very jumpable but definitely a four-star test with question after question. I think the ground will be the main challenge,” said King.Coudray added: “Derek almost puts riders at ease because the course looks so nice but then it catches you out because you’ve underestimated it.”Allison Springer is first out at 10am local time.RESULTS1 Tiana Coudray/Ringwood Magister (USA) 40.82 Mary King/Fernhill Urco (GBR) 41.73 Allison Springer/Arthur (USA) 42.34 Mary King/Kings Temptress (GBR) 47.7= 5 William Coleman/Twizzel (USA) & James Alliston/Jumbo’s Jake (GBR) 48.27 Kim Severson/Tipperary Liadhnan (USA) 48.58 Sinead Halpin/Manoir De Carneville (USA) 48.79 Boyd Martin/Remington XXV (USA) 4910 Clayton Fredericks/Be My Guest (AUS) 50.2 Tags: HSBC FEI Classics, Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews Email*last_img read more

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